Undergraduate Courses

  • ISOM-120 Information Technology and Productivity

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to information technology and information systems concepts. Students learn the importance of modern information technologies in the workplace. The course covers technology resources of the digital age, such as computer software, hardware, communication, database and telecommunication systems. Students also learn to increase productivity through the integration and use of productivity software applications, such spreadsheets, presentation software and databases. In addition, students learn the fundamental concepts of database design and relational database management systems (DBMS) such as Microsoft access.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H120 Honors Information Technology and Productivity

    Prerequisites:

    Griffin Fellows Honors Students Only; GPA of 3.2

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-130 Data Science and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The availability of massive amounts of complex digital data has created the need for professionals that can compile, analyze and share electronic data in a meaningful way. Such data may be gathered from internal company records and business transactions or externally from other data sources and/or the Web. The data must then be cleansed, organized, aggregated, analyzed and presented in order to be useful. This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, applications and tools of data acquisition, preparation, querying, analytics, and data management as needed in various business functions. Students will have hands-on experience using real data to perform these functions. Topics include: data life cycle, big data, analytics, data collection, preparation, organization and storage, aggregation and summary, and presentation/visualization. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, and SAS Visual Analytics.

  • ISOM-H130 Honors Data Science and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The availability of massive amounts of complex digital data has created the need for professionals that can compile, analyze and share electronic data in a meaningful way. Such data may be gathered from internal company records and business transactions or externally from other data sources and/or the Web. The data must then be cleansed, organized, aggregated, analyzed and presented in order to be useful. This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, applications and tools of data acquisition, preparation, querying, analytics, and data management as needed in various business functions. Students will have hands-on experience using real data to perform these functions. Topics include: data life cycle, big data, analytics, data collection, preparation, organization and storage, aggregation and summary, and presentation/visualization. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, and SAS Visual Analytics.

  • ISOM-201 Data and Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; STATS 240 or STATS 250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to introduce undergraduate business students to fundamental quantitative methods of using data to make informed management decisions. Topics covered include: decision modeling, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, optimization, and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of business problems for decision support in finance, marketing, service, and manufacturing operations. Practical business cases and examples drawn from finance, marketing, operations management, and other management areas are used to provide students with a perspective on how management science is used in practice. The implementation of management science tools has been facilitated by the intensive use of Excel spreadsheet models.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H201 Honors Data & Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; STATS 240 or STATS 250; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-210 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 or WRI-103; ENT-101; 24 credits completed

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. The effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy is covered. The course also examines the IT/IS related issues of ethics, privacy, piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H210 Honors Management Info System

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 and ENT-101; GPA 3.2 or higher

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. The effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy is covered. The course also examines the IT/IS related issues of ethics, privacy, piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-212 Web Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Web Design introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and procedures associated with web design. Students will learn how to conceptualize and design professional websites using Wix.com and Microsoft's Expression Web software. Topics will include website evaluation, information architecture, customer and task analysis, usability testing, web-hosting options, typography, color composition, screen layout, navigation, and cascading style sheets. Students will learn practical skills and techniques in projects involving digital photography, image editing, multimedia, and animation. ISOM 212 will also cover important web design themes such as accessibility, globalization, personalization, and trust.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-230 Big Data, Business Intelligence and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    STATS 240 or STATS 250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The understanding and use of big data, business intelligence and analytics is essential for businesses today to improve decision making, cut costs and identify new business opportunities. This course provides an understanding of the business potential of big data; how to build and maintain data warehouses, and how to analyze and use this data as a source for business intelligence and competitive advantage. Students will build data warehouses and learn the inter-relationships between operation and decision support systems and the extraction and filtering process used to produce high quality data warehouses. Students will study data mining concepts and the use of analytics tools and methods for producing business intelligence. Topics include: big data, data warehouses, data extraction and filtering, operation and decision support systems, analytics, business intelligence, text and web mining models (clustering, classification, regression, and decision trees) and data presentation/visualization including reports, charts, dashboards, cockpits and scorecards. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, MicroStrategy (Salesforce), SQL and SAP Business Explorer.

  • ISOM-244 Web Application Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This first course in Internet application development equips students with the principles, methodology and skills required to define, develop and deploy a fully functional dynamic web application. Students will learn how to customize the content, appearance, and delivery of their website using industry-standard web development tools. Class discussion will focus on web development issues for organizations as well as the role played by development tools such as HTML5, CSS3, XML, and scripting. Each class will include hands-on lab work. A term project will be used to wrap the course content together.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-301 Business Analysis for Management

    Prerequisites:

    Take MGT-317 and junior status

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with exposure to the business analysis models and techniques generally applicable to common business problems. Using the case study method, the course will emphasize analytical models including forecasting, optimization and simulation within the context of team-based work. Students will understand the process of Business Analysis (BA), the role of assumptions and elicitation, the critical value of hard analytical skills as the foundation of BA as well as the importance of interpretation, communication and implementation to the effective use of BA.

  • ISOM-310 Management Information Systems

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102 or SBS 220; and at least 45 completed credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. The effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy is covered. The course also examines the IT/IS related issues of ethics, privacy, piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H310 Honors Management Info System

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 102; Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-313 Systems Analysis & Design

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 310

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the concepts, techniques and tools useful for the analysis and design of business information systems. Topics include: the system development cycle, modeling, prototyping and project management. Additionally, the course focuses upon using Object Oriented analysis and design techniques including the UML. The course emphasizes the analysis of business operations as well as the interaction between information systems professionals and end-users. A term project applying these concepts and techniques is required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-314 Structured Programming

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course develops problem solving and basic programming skills through a variety of business application assignments. The course introduces fundamental control and data structures using the VB (Visual Basic) programming language. Students learn about the concepts of structured programming, object-oriented/ event-driven programming without being exposed to the advanced principles of object-oriented programming. The course builds skills in the areas of programming logic, Visual Basic Application (VBA), interactive Windows applications, and Macro application programming. Testing and debugging techniques and the writing of well-structured code are also emphasized.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-315 Mobile App Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to mobile app technology and design concepts. Students learn how to design, build, and optimize cross-platform mobile app using HTML5 standards. Students use CSS3, JavaScript and several JavaScript frameworks and techniques such as jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and AJAX. In addition, students will use Web services, such as Google Maps, and Web Application Programming Interfaces (Web APIs) to integrate content into their apps. Students will learn how to convert HTML5 apps into native apps for various mobile platforms. This is an introductory course and assumes no prior programming experience.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-319 Operations Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); ISOM 201; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students are introduced to the operating component of a service/manufacturing organization where inputs such as raw material, labor, or other resources are transformed into finished services and/or goods. The following OM areas: strategic and tactical issues, product planning and process design, technology management, quality management, capacity, location, and layout planning, inventory management, forecasting and work force management issues are addressed through class discussions, readings and cases. Quantitative models, analytical tools and case studies are used to analyze problems that the business manager would face in both a local and global setting.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-H319 Honors Operations Management

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); ISOM 201; Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    OPEN TO GRIFFIN FELLOWS AND HONOR STUDENTS ONLY GPA of 3.2 or above required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-330 Applied Predictive Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    STATS 240 or STATS 250

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    When companies make decisions, they do so with the future in mind and essentially are predicting that their decisions will achieve desired results. Predictive analytics allow people to ask and answer questions that can predict demand and/or outcomes and obtain results that lead to reasoned action. This course develops students' capability in applying the core concepts and techniques of predictive analytics for opportunity identification and risk assessment within the context of organizational decision-making. Students will use data-driven approaches to develop predictive analytical models. Students will create and use data models and techniques, apply trendlines to fit models to data, perform what-if analysis, construct data tables, evaluate scenarios, apply forecasting techniques, simulation and risk analysis. Students will learn to use various presentation and visualization tools to communicate results. Topics include: predictive analytics life cycle, opportunity/issue identification, data preparation, modeling, analysis, forecasting, simulation, risk assessment, and operationalization of predictive analytics. Students will use tools such as MS Excel, SPSS and SAS Visual Analytics.

  • ISOM-331 Global Electronic Commerce

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the role of information systems and e-commerce in global business competition. It considers the technological, cultural, economic, social and legal issues in the development of cross-border information systems for business or social developments. Readings and cases will be used to examine current issues, as well as opportunities and challenges. Prerequisites: ISOM 310, or ISOM 423 or ACCT 430 May also be taken concurrently.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-340 Security & Privacy

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 310 or 423, Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are introduced to the basics of information security & privacy including the legal and ethical issues. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks are addressed. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be analyzed and several labs done on the same to connect theory to practice. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will also be covered. Pre-requisites: ISOM 310 or ISOM 423.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-341 Project Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Project management is a critical competence to business performance in contemporary organizations. This course introduces the concepts and techniques of project management, which are applicable to the development of products, services, and information systems. Topics will include project life cycles, project management tools, project process management, and project management practices. Relevant quality management concepts and tools will also be discussed.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-414 Object-Oriented Programming Development with Java

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 314, or other computer programming course

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces object-oriented programming (OOP) and development using the Java programming language. It covers the basics of OOP including class hierarchies, inheritance, objects, streams, constructors, and GUI components. The course also covers the design, development, and deployment of applets, web applications, and applications that are not deployed via the Internet. Several programming projects, which strengthen the understanding of object based and event driven programming, are required. By the end of the course, students will possess a strong working competency in object oriented programming using Java.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-423 Database Management

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an understanding of the role of information and databases in systems and their role as an organizational resource. Students learn to design databases using normalization and entity-relationship diagrams, develop data models and to build applications with database management systems (i.e., Microsoft Access and SQL). Techniques are examined and applied to business problems through exercises and projects. The course's cornerstone is a group project involving the implementation of a DBMS-based system which supports a realistic business application and the development of a companion user's manual.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-424 Systems Prototyping Project

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 313; ISOM 314; ISOM 423; Senior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is the capstone for IS majors and is designed to assist students in further developing their project management and hands-on programming skills. It emphasizes the management principles that apply to technology development along with practical skills required to develop systems to solve real world problems using the latest available technologies. Students have the opportunity to learn system design and project management concepts, and then apply these principles to projects in the business community. For this reason, the course challenges students to bring together all the computer, information systems and management skills they have acquired to produce a final, capstone project, which is presented to their clients and peers. The goal of the course is to give students experience in working with real users and state-of-the-art software tools such as Cold Fusion to prepare them for the jobs that await them in industry.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-440 ERP System & Process Reengineering

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 310, Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with a conceptual, as well as, a mechanical understanding of enterprise integration and enterprise software, business process reengineering and strategies for maximizing benefits from enterprise systems. It also examines some of the complex organizational changes and issues including implementation challenge; risks, costs, and benefits; learning and knowledge management. Hands-on lab projects on the ERP System (provided by SAP) will be utilized to reinforce the student's understanding of important enterprise systems and business process concepts.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • ISOM-445 Big Data and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 201; ISOM 310; ISOM 423 is recommended; Junior standing

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an understanding of the business potential of big data and analytics, data warehousing, how to build and maintain data warehouses, and how to use data warehouses for business advantage and as a source for business intelligence. Business intelligence refers to the use of analytical software tools to analyze big data or complex information about an organization and its competitors for use in business planning and decision-making. In building data warehouses, students will learn the inter-relationships between operation, decision support systems, strategy and the extraction and filtering process used to produce a high quality data warehouse. Data mining concepts and the use of data mining tools and methods for decision-making and for producing business intelligence is presented. Additionally, the concept of building dashboards and other visualization techniques to present data will be covered.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-510 Independent Study in IS & OM

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM 210 or 201, and Instructor Consent

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    Independent study allows students to expand their classroom experience by completing research in an area of interest not already covered by Suffolk courses. The student designs a unique project and finds a full-time faculty member with expertise in that topic who agrees to sponsor it and provide feedback as the proposal is refined. A well designed and executed research project broadens and/or deepens learning in a major or minor area of study and may also enhance a student's marketability to potential future employers. Students cannot register for an Independent Study until a full proposal is approved by the faculty sponsor, department chair, and academic dean. Many Independent study proposals require revisions before approval is granted; even with revisions independent study approval is NOT guaranteed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a proposal in enough time to register for a different course if the proposal is not accepted. For complete instructions, see the SBS Independent/Directed Study Agreement and Proposal form available online.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-520 Information Systems Internship

    Prerequisites:

    ISOM-210; one required ISOM major course; 3.0 GPA; Instructor's consent required

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An internship may be used to satisfy the IS major practical experience requirement of a minimum of 150 hours of information systems/information technology experience. Most internships will exceed 150 hours and may be paid or unpaid. Prior approval of your position by the IS Practical Experience Coordinator is required. This is accomplished by completing the IS Practicum Approval Form with an internship description. The internship description includes the job description, the number of hours of work, the number of credits, grading criteria and any other requirements. Students should enroll in ISOM 520 prior to starting their internship. This is a graded course and cannot be used as a major elective. Students may decide to register for this free elective course as pass fail (see http://www2.suffolk.edu/offices/54969.html). Prerequisites: Practical Experience Coordinator's Approval Required and Junior Standing, minimum ISOM GPA of 3.0, and minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ISOM-550 Special Topics of IS & OM

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisites dependent on topic.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth analysis of timely and special issues in information systems or operations management. Specific topics are announced when the course is scheduled. Prerequisites are dependent on specific topic.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • ISOM-560 Information Systems Practicum

    Prerequisites:

    Junior standing; Instructor's Consent

    Credits:

    0.00

    Description:

    All majors are required to complete 150 hours of information systems/information technology experience. The 150 hours of work experience may be obtained in one or more positions as an intern, part- or full-time employee or volunteer. Prior approval of your position by the IS Practical Experience Coordinator is required. This is accomplished by completing the IS Practicum Approval Form. Students should enroll in ISOM 560 no earlier than the semester when they expect to complete the 150 hours. Student should log their work tasks and accomplishments. Prerequisites: Practical Experience Coordinator's Approval Required

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate Courses

  • ISOM-801 Solving Business Problems Using Advanced Excel

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Many kinds of problems-such as those in accounting, finance, management and operations -can be modeled in Excel. This course will present such problems in practical real world applications and students will utilize a wide range of formulas, functions and features to create and present solutions. Students will sort, filter and analyze data, design custom charts, graphs, PivotTables and Pivot charts, create three-dimensional workbooks, build links between files and endow worksheets with decision-making capabilities. Upon completion of this course students will have an understanding of the full scope of Excel's features and functions and will be able to apply this knowledge and maximize its capabilities for a variety of purposes and situations. This course will provide the skills necessary to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification in Excel. Microsoft Office Specialist is recognized by academia and businesses globally as the premier credential chose by individuals seeking to validate their knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to Microsoft Office programs.

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-813 Business Systems Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 740 or MBA 670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers the concepts, techniques and tools used in the analysis, design and implementation of information systems to analyze and solve business problems. Fundamental information systems concepts, a systems life cycle approach and various systems analysis tools are used to design a solution which may include the development of transactional and business intelligence systems. A variety of tools will be used including lectures, cases, assignments and a project involving the design, analysis and prototyping of an information system. From the initial project scope and definition of system requirements, database schema, application architecture and GUI, the student uses industry standard templates to prepare a real life case study. Additionally, the course focuses upon using Object Oriented analysis and design techniques including the UML.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-815 Data Management and Big Data

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 740 or MBA 670, or permission of Instructor

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an understanding of the importance of information as an organizational resource, role of big data in organizations, and the application of tools to provide high quality information. It prepares students for today's big data revolution. Specifically, students will learn how data management techniques can address an organization's information management problems at both operational and strategic levels. The process of preparing quality data through the creation of information that is used for business intelligence will be covered through exercises and cases. Techniques for data modeling, data visualization, database design, and data retrieval will be emphasized. Students will learn how to design and model databases using the entity relationship modeling and normalization, and retrieve data from a database using SQL, an industry standard, and other current data management tools (e.g., Microsoft Access). Database management systems and big data techniques will be used, and applied to business problems. Students will complete a series of business-oriented hands-on exercises, prepare cases to understand the business case for effective data management and big data, and complete projects on database design and big data for business intelligence.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-824 E-Commerce Web Design

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 670 or MBA 740

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    E-commerce Web Design introduces the concepts, vocabulary, and procedures associated with e-commerce web design. Students will learn how to conceptualize and design professional websites using Wix.com and Microsoft's Expression Web software. Topics will include website evaluation, information architecture, customer and task analysis, usability testing, web-hosting options, typography, color composition, screen layout, navigation and cascading style sheets. Students will learn practical skills and techniques in projects involving digital photography, image editing, multimedia, and animation. ISOM 824 will also cover important web design themes such as accessibility, globalization, personalization and trust.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-826 E-Commerce Strategy

    Prerequisites:

    MBA 670

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the various technologies associated with electronic commerce. Provides an understanding on how organizations utilize these technologies for the fulfillment of goals and to provide a competitive advantage. Focuses on the business implications and impact of Internet technologies, ensuring an appropriate fit between an organization's goals and its use of this technology, and strategies for leveraging E-Commerce.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-828 ERP System and Process Reengineering

    Prerequisites:

    Take MBA-670;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    To manage complex business processes in today's multi-national, wired and wireless world, firms need integrated software packages to manage their global business. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can support a wide range of business functions for all companies across industries. With ERP systems, business managers will be able to make decisions with accurate, consistent, and current data. This course provides students with an understanding of the nature of enterprise integration and enterprise software, business process reengineering, the implementation within organizations, and strategies for maximizing benefits from enterprise systems. Intensive lab projects on the SAP ERP System with real life business scenarios will be utilized to reinforce the student's understanding of enterprise systems functionality and business process concepts.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-840 Security and Privacy

    Prerequisites:

    take MBA-670;

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of information and big data security. Security vulnerabilities, threats and risks will be analyzed. Common types of computer attacks and counter-attacks will be identified. Security technologies such as biometrics, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and cryptography systems will be applied in conjunction with human based safeguards. Business continuity and disaster recovery planning will be covered. Students will then learn how to design and build a layered security defense combining several of the above controls to address the different challenges to data security. The managerial concerns of security and privacy of information will be stressed including the legal and privacy issues. Best practices for planning and auditing security and privacy will then be covered.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-845 Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an introduction to business intelligence and data analytics. Business intelligence and data analytics help organizations in strategic and operational decision making by improving performance management, optimizing customer relations, monitoring business activity, and improving decision support. On a macro-level, the class will discuss business cases for the adoption of business intelligence and data analytics. We will discuss technologies and processes for gathering, storing, accessing, and analyzing data to provide users with better insights and business decisions. On a micro-level, students will use a variety of tools to build their skills in analyzing data to solve business problems. In summary, this course provides a conceptual understanding of business data resources and the development of capabilities for data preparation, warehousing, selection, description, mining, interpretation, visualization, communication, and innovation.

  • ISOM-851 Supply Chain Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A supply chain is the network of organizations that collaborate to transform materials, and distribute final products to customers. No company can do better than its supply chain. If designed and managed properly, supply chains are a crucial source of competitive advantage for both manufacturing and service organizations. Effective management of supply chains is a tremendous challenge for most firms which, paradoxically, can also be a great opportunity. Supply chain improvement and innovation have become even more pressing with shrinking product life cycles, expanding product and service variety, and intensifying market competition. For managers in operations and marketing, this course introduces the fundamental principles and techniques for effective management of supply chains. For managers in accounting and finance, this course presents methodologies for assessing supply chain impacts on firms' performance.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • ISOM-861 Project Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course will cover the basic principles, tools and technique of the Project Management Life Cycle with practical real-life examples and scenarios. The basic concepts will be studied within the framework of the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) guidelines set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Other project management framework will be described though not in detail. The course will attempt to help you understand the relationship between good project management and successful software management, development and implementation, and the best practices at each stage of project planning, execution, control and closure. The course will also help build skills to research, analyze and report project management case studies that illustrate the topics covered in this course.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • ISOM-910 Directed Individual Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor Consent

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This elective course option involves a student initiated written proposal to a willing and appropriate full-time faculty member for a directed study project. The project should be completed during one semester. The faculty member and student must concur on a written proposal, final project and grading criteria. Approval by the Department Chair and the Dean is necessary before registration.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    MBA Info Systems & Operation

  • MBA-622 Operations & Data Analysis

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course covers topics of operations management in the services, manufacturing and distribution industries while introducing statistics and quantitative analytic tools relevant to all functional areas. Applications include supply chain management, total quality management, forecasting, inventory planning and control, project planning and management, risk analysis, process design, and human resources issues in a global economy. Analytic tools for these applications include descriptive statistics and graphics, uncertainty assessment, inferences from samples, decision analysis and models, simulation, and regression analysis.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core

  • MBA-670 Information Management for Competitive Advantage

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on exploiting information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) for a competitive advantage. It explores the impact of IS and IT on the internal and external environments of organizations. It examines decisions needed for effective deployment of IS and IT, such as IT infrastructures selection, valuation of IT business models, and analysis of the operational benefits and risks. The course also introduces students to the opportunities and challenges of managing technology activities to meet the needs of business executives, IT executives, users, and IT partners.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    MBA & Global MBA Core